Wander & Perch Innovation
What problem does the product solve?
Wander Wet Bags™ are the perfect way to store wet and soiled items while on the go. From wet swimsuits to post-workout laundry and even toiletries, Wander Wet Bags™ keep wet and soiled gear from clean, dry items in your suitcase, beach tote, gym bag, or purse when traveling.
How can this transform the world or our day-to-day lives?
Imagine being on vacation and having a late afternoon flight home. You want to take advantage of the hotel amenities on your last day but don’t know how you’ll get your wet swimsuit home without ruining everything else in your suitcase. With Wander Wet Bags™, you can enjoy every last vacation moment, whether going for one more trip to the pool, spa, gym, or beach!
What is the “Founder story”?
I created Wander Wet Bags™ after unsuccessfully searching for a cute, high-quality wet bag to stash my wet swimsuit while traveling. Every wet bag I came across was either covered in kid prints like giraffes and dinosaurs or were standard issue black, military-grade wet bags for use underwater. I wanted a beautiful, well-made bag with waterproof lining that I would feel proud of taking to the pool or spa when on vacation. When I couldn’t find one that met the higher-end criteria, I decided to make my own. Over time, friends and family asked me about them, and I began making them as gifts. Eventually, I realized I was onto something. I devised a business plan, found a local manufacturer, and haven’t looked back since.
How did you come up with the idea?
Living by the beach in Southern California means there is always a reason to get out in the sun. If, by chance, it happens to be cloudy or otherwise “cold” (in other words, less than 70F degrees), then you just head to hot yoga.
I searched everywhere for a cute bag where I could put my wet bikini or yoga gear as I zoomed around town, but everything was so… utilitarian. I decided to create my super cute wet swimsuit bag that would be beautiful, reusable, reliable, and, most importantly, make me smile every time I used it.
Initially, I just made one bag to use myself, but soon my friends started asking me if I could make some. I made a couple to carry my sons’ change of clothes to swim class with and bring their wet bathing suits home with, and other moms asked me where I got them. They worked so well that I made one to keep my phone dry, sand-free, and hidden in my beach bag.
One of my sisters-in-law wanted one for her trip to Belize. And another wanted one to organize my niece’s diaper bag. I made a couple more for myself for my intimates so the TSA couldn’t see my business when I went through airport security and fellow travelers asked me about them. Shortly thereafter, I realized I was on to something, and Wander Wet Bags was born.
Wander & Perch Reviews
What do customers love most about the product? What are they saying?
In addition to the gorgeous prints, our customers most comment about the high-quality materials we use. From the soft, waterproof, breathable lining that contains leaks and prevents mildew to the well-made, “no-fighting required” zippers we use, Wander Wet Bags™ are made to stand the test of time.
Where can people get this product?
Wander Wet Bags™ are available through our website at www.wanderandperch.com and on Amazon.